Have you heard of the Water Smart Landscapes Rebate in Southern Nevada? Southern Nevada is looking to offer compensation for water conservation. This Southern Nevada Water Rebate can provide qualified homeowners with a financial return on their artificial grass investment.

For more information regarding this rebate, visit: Water Smart Landscapes Rebate

 

Southern Nevada Water Rebate

You can hire a Contractor or take on the project Yourself, but have you considered taking advantage of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Rebate? This applies to businesses, HOAs and multifamily properties for grass removed and replaced with desert landscaping.

Business, HOA, and multifamily properties

Take advantage and receive $3 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with desert landscaping of your choice up to the first 10,000 square feet converted, and $1.50 per square foot thereafter per property.

NOTE: Beginning Jan. 1, 2025, the Water Smart Landscapes Program rebate for non-functional grass conversions will decrease from $3 per square foot to $2 per square foot for the first 10,000 square feet, and $1 per square foot thereafter. View the program conditions for more information. The rebate will remain the same for functional grass conversions. View the definitions of functional and non-functional grass.

For more information, including terms and requirements, visit: Program Conditions

Residential Properties

The Southern Nevada Water Authority will offer single-family residential properties $5 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with desert landscaping of your choice up to the first 10,000 square feet converted, and $3.50 per square foot thereafter per property, per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Benefits of Water Smart Landscaping includes lower maintenance, lower water usage (lower bills!) and decreased risk of water waste fees.

*For homeowners only. Project must be completed in 2024. A portion of these funds are from state and federal grants.

Certain restrictions apply. For more information, including terms and requirements, visit: Program Conditions

 

How to Apply

The application process will depend on whether you’re a single-family homeowner, business, HOA or multifamily property.

Refer to this link to Apply online. If you have questions about the program, please contact them.

You must participate in a pre-conversion site visit before removing your lawn. If you start without approval, your conversion will be ineligible.

 

How do I qualify for a Southern Nevada Water rebate?

Applicants must await authorization from the SNWA before removing their existing lawn, and the converted must currently use water from SNWA or groundwater wells within the Las Vegas Valley Groundwater Basin. Moreover, the applicant’s water or groundwater accounts must be in good standing. Conversions areas must be living and maintained lawns or permanently installed outdoor water surfaces, at a minimum size of 400 square feet. Smaller projects are accepted at the Authority’s discretion.

Plant Coverage Exemption with Artificial Turf

If you are installing artificial turf as a rebate conversion project, existing plants outside of the lawn conversion area can be used to meet the 50 percent canopy coverage requirement. If you would like to qualify, the entire landscape area (where the lawn conversion takes place) must meet the program conditions for plant coverage, irrigation, mulch and weed barriers in both the front and backyard.

Why Choose Artificial Grass Over Your Preexisting Lawn?

They will accept artificial turf as a substitute for mulch (instead of rock or bark). However, it must be permeable (allowing air and water to pass freely) and all other program conditions must be met, including the 50 percent plant coverage requirement, low-flow irrigation, etc.

Artificial grass is an investment; it provides a means of saving money on landscaping and is a drought-conscious alternative to traditional lawns. Artificial turf also helps reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers. Concerns regarding the potential toxicity of artificial turf and its properties have led to various studies. To date, no evidence has been reported that surface materials, yarns, infill, and backing are harmful to humans and pets under normal use conditions. Lastly, artificial grass can transform your landscape in a matter of days.

Once you’re ready, you can request your full material estimate or schedule your free on-site consultation here: Request a Quote